Processing the Blackfoot 3C-3D seismic survey

Vladan Simin, Mark Paul Harrison, Gary A. Lorentz

In November 1995, a 3C-3D survey was acquired over the Blackfoot field located near Strathmore, Alberta, Canada (T23 R23 W5M). Processing was performed by Pulsonic Geophysical and Sensor Geophysical, two of the most experienced contractors in 3C processing.

The three components were separated out and processed to deconvolution. At this point two horizontal components were rotated and birefringence analysis was performed, while vertical channel data were processed using the conventional P-wave processing flow. Both radial and transverse data volumes were processed through to post-stack time migration using asymptotic, depth-variant and DMO binning.